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    News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Aware of the fact that heat rises, SilverStone has designed a chassis that'll hold its motherboard at a 90° angle.
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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    My only observation would be the amount of space needed above the expansion slots for the DVI connector/cable. You would be looking at about 2 inches I guess to ensure you didn't unduly bend the cable.

    I guess they thought about it but it isn't very clear from piccies if there is sufficient space.

    Damn nice looking case though and nice to see a company taking an innovative approach.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Tastefully Vulgar... if that makes any sense

    Although this isn't the usual kind of case that i would go for it definitely has a certain element of class and flair that other similar cases of this appearance tend to lack, and i would probably buy it!

    Good work Silverstone.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    more a f117a rather than a sleek B2... but it would look nice lurking in the corner on my desk.

    /me adds to list of things to keep eye on.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Hmmmm... I like that... as biscuit says, tastefully vulgar

    anybone want to buy a Cosmos S next month?

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Shame about the price last I heard it was going to be under £100, but that was back when it was two dollars to the pound.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Well, it's certainly an..... interesting chassis.
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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    I don't know if I like how that looks or not, although personally it looks much better than the Cosmos

    Interesting that they are trying a new arrangement, but...
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    With airflow heading in one direction - up - it should make for a very efficient thermal solution, particularly if you're factoring in a couple of outward-venting high-end GPUs.
    ...that may or may not be overridden in any GPU heatsink design that uses heatpipe(s) - part of the way they operate is greatly affected by gravity, so if you change the orientation away from what the designer aticipated the performance can drop sharply. Examples include certain motherboards with heatpipe arrangements that hate being upside-down...

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Shame about the price last I heard it was going to be under £100, but that was back when it was two dollars to the pound.
    A Silverstone case like this under £100 ha ha ha - don't be so daft. This will score about the £200 mark.

    And the looks are personal choice. If you like Lian Li cases then this thing is hideous. I prefere the TJ07 over this.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    am I right in thinking heatpipes will struggle with this set up?
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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    am I right in thinking heatpipes will struggle with this set up?
    Any heatpipe that depends on gravity in it's operation certainly. Not all though.
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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    The vast majority of heatpipes are uni-directional (not sure if that is the right word but it will have to do!) and do not rely on gravity but wicking to move the condensed liquid back to the heat source. if they relied on gravity think of all the tower coolers that wouldn't work very well in anything but a desktop orientation.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    I think some early heat-pipes relied on gravity more. I certainly had an early heat-pipe cooler that you had to install in such a way as to gravity-assist the condensate back to the base-plate.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    Oh for sure the are heatpipes which rely on gravity but they are unlikely to be used in modern coolers for the very reasons raised here they can not guarantee the orientation so designing the cooler where that is of vital importance is a relatively bad idea.

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    Re: News - SilverStone announces "stack-effect" Raven RV01 chassis

    afaik very few rely on gravity.

    Highend coolers use scoring (Think rifling in a gun barrel but crisscrossing all over) inside the pipe for the wick effect. (downside is bending deforms the scoring)
    Cheaper but just as effective way is to use a wick inside the pipe. (less of a problem if u "nip" it while bending the pipe.

    More useless info i've picked up from trawling the net (was a high end cooler review from HardOCP if my memory serves me right)

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